More than 40 members of the Aston Martin Owners' Club – 30 of them at the wheel of Feltham-built DB2/4 or DB MkIIIs – toured iconic Aston Martin locations across the Midlands and south of England on Sunday (1 September).
Believed to be the largest ever gathering of Feltham-built cars and winding up at Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell, the convoy was the brainchild of AMOC member Barry Halton, himself an Aston Martin MkIII DHC owner, who has been working to create the classic cavalcade since the start of the year.
He said: “It was a fabulous day. The welcome we received at Aston Martin Works, after a long trip that had already taken in historic locations associated with Aston Martin at Feltham in London and Aston Clinton was absolutely fantastic. I would like to thank everyone who made the visit there so special for us.”
The club members were shown around the redeveloped site including seeing some current restorations including DB2, 2/4 and DB MkIII models, a DB3S, DB 4s, 5s and 6s plus examples of the 1970s V8 Vantage including the supercharged V600.
Aston Martin Works’ managing director Kingsley Riding-Felce said: “It was a pleasure to welcome such an impressive collection of classic Aston Martins. The day-long run showed, above all, that Aston Martin sports cars of whatever era are, first and foremost, cars to be driven and enjoyed, and I’m thrilled that so many owners of post-war Feltham era cars took the time to visit Newport Pagnell and the new Aston Martin Works.”